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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 36' North, Longitude: 159° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.75 meters/second, 1662.3 km/hour, 1032.9 miles/hour or 897.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.94 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1032.95 mi
24 hours0° 05' 11.4"5.96 miwest0° 22' 37.1"25.90 misouth26.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 01' North, Longitude: 61° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.11 meters/second, 1508.8 km/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.1"937.25 miwest0° 01' 37.5"1.86 minorth937.17 mi
24 hours11° 46' 15.1"760.28 mieast0° 11' 38.4"13.35 minorth759.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirSat 12:20 PM182 km113 miles98 nmNorthwest NW
KoloniaSat 12:20 PM183 km114 miles99 nmNorthwest NW
YarenSat 1:20 PM1098 km682 miles593 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroSat 1:20 PM1345 km836 miles726 nmEast E
TarawaSat 1:20 PM1607 km999 miles868 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraSat 12:20 PM1664 km1034 miles899 nmSouth S
Wake IslandSat 1:20 PM1719 km1068 miles928 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HagåtñaSat 11:20 AM1803 km1120 miles974 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbySat 11:20 AM2128 km1322 miles1149 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraSat 10:20 AM2239 km1391 miles1209 nmWest-southwest WSW
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